Fitz’s Cycle Challenge update from Pedal Power ACT.

Just to remind you again, the 2007 IMB Fitz’s Challenge will take place on Sunday October 28 which is now barely 18 sleeps away.

Our web site is still up and running so those of you who wish to take advantage of making an early booking rather than waiting till “the day” can now book and pay online.

As can be seen from the table below, the savings to be made by booking early are significant so,


Our website is:

Under “latest news” you will find the “IMB Fitz’s Challenge ON LINE Entry link.  Click on this and you will be taken to the IMB Fitz’s Challenge page, which provides a bit more detail. Within the text is the link to the online booking form.  This is, I believe, a secure method of paying.

With four rides of 49km, 105km, 165km and 207km there’s a ride in it for YOU. The two longer rides contain the lung-busting Fitz’s Hill, and the Epic contains the really challenging ride up the Corin Dam road. All this takes place in the beautiful foothills of the Brindabellas.

All rides start and finish at the new Stromlo Forest Park cycle track.




Target time

Entry Fee

Up to 22 Oct

On the Day

Fitz’s Epic

207 km


12.5 hr



Fitz’s Classic

165 km


10.0 hr



Tharwa Challenge

105 km


6.0 hr



Tidbinbilla Challenge

49 km


3.5 hr



Now, according to daylight savings start on Sunday 28 October at 2 am.  This could mean that riders in the EPIC and possibly the CLASSIC will start off in dusk (can you have dusk at 6:30am?).  In any event, and in the interests of safety, riders should come equipped with suitable lights.

As usual with these emails, should you no longer be interested please send an email to: with the word ”unsubscribe” in the subject line and I will remove your name from the list. If you have in fact received this when you requested not to, then mea culpa.  I had a disaster with 2 of my mail-out lists and had to re-generate them so some addressees may have been included in error.

Bill Robertson